Affiliate marketing for newbies

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Hello Everyone,

Quite some years ago I stumbled on an article, that explained that if you wanted to get on in life, then you should take a look at the opportunities that were available on the internet. In the main, affiliate marketing, I read the article, but didn’t take much notice of it, being the ignorant fool that I was. You see I thought people like me, couldn’t get into internet marketing, that was for people with large budgets, well educated, and had been trained to be a marketer.

Well so much for those thoughts, after dabbling a bit over a few years, not really trying that hard. I had another blog a few years ago, but lost interest, I was not really getting anywhere, so after 18 months of running a blog, I stopped it, and closed it down. Ok you can stop laughing now, you see I didn’t know how to make it successful, I had no idea how to get traffic, and certainly no idea on how to make my blog into an internet business. But now I relize that the article I had read all those years ago was spot on, with peeople needing to make extra cash, now more than ever, blogs, or should I say affiliate marketing blogs are a necessity for the ordinary person to get started online.

Although there are lots of ways to grow your internet business, everyone should have a blog as their home base, a place to send your potential customers, where they can learn from you, and begin to trust you. I am not saying it will be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, but by having a blog, you can express yourself, whilst knowing that you have a platform to communicate with everyone out there in internet land. Yes, it’s a lonely place to start off with, but the more you put into it, the greater the rewards.

I am glad I am giving another go, but I can see why lots of people try but give up, there is one thing that is really off putting on the net. Whenever you try and put yourself out there, and get involved, either by purchasing some information, or signing up to a few newsletters, or whatever. You then get bombarded with offers for products or services from all corners of the net, it’s like ants round a dead bug. Hoping you will buy everything from ebooks, on how to use the latest¬†affiliate marketing strategies, to the latest piece of software, that they say you must have. It’s overwhelming at times, your in box gets full up every day, blimey, it’s a big turn off, it’s confusing too, it can send you off in the wrong direction. Please let it stop, sorry, in the affiliate marketing business you have to be focused on what you need to get done right now, to get your website seen, to get traffic, sod everything else.

Whoever or whatever product you have to get your affiliate marketing business off the ground, keep your focus on that, don’t get distracted by all the other stuff that will come your way. Stick to your affiliate marketing strategies, have plenty of patience, and keep your determination going. Although I have dabbled in internet marketing over the years, and wasted a lot of time and money, this time I am determined that it will change my life for the better, and so should you be.


Steve Denness


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